ICJS Event: "civil society and public policy in Japan - nuclear power and other issues"

Date
Monday, March 3, 2008
Time
7:00 p.m. (talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall 503 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public. You may purchase a dinner box (bento) at the convenience store next to the school building.
Seating is limited. RSVP recommended.
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About Daniel Aldrich

Daniel Aldrich will discuss how civil society influences policy decisions in Japan and abroad. He will focus on the nuclear power industry, and also touch on other areas such as the location of airports and dams. As high oil prices and pressure to curb CO2 emissions are fostering a renewed interest in atomic and other alternate energy sources, Daniel's work will help us understand an important aspect of the equation. Moreover, as Japan and the US continue to proceed with the relocation of US forces in the archipelago, civil society attitudes towards base management decisions are impacting Japanese security policy.

Copies of Daniel's book Site Fights which focuses on this topic are available from Amazon.

Daniel is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University and currently an Abe Fellow at Tokyo University. He received his PhD and MA from Harvard, an MA from UC-Berkeley, and his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill (see here for his full bio).


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.